Green Day musical heads to Manchester

Green Day's award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot is lighting up the Manchester stage this week.

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 2:34 pm

The production enjoyed a critically acclaimed run in London before transferring to Manchester’s Palace Theatre where it is running until Saturday, April 9.

X Factor finalist Amelia Lily and Matt Thorpe (Jersey Boys) star in the show.

Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world.

The show features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.

Hit songs such as Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track American Idiot feature in the musical.

US rock band Green Day released their American Idiot album back in 2004. Inspired by epic rock operas such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who’s Tommy, the album went multi-platinum, selling more than 15m copies and winning a Grammy for Best Rock Album.

Last year the band were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

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